About the film
A Job at Ford's
Release Date: January 01, 1993
|Production Companies||:||Blackside, Inc., Corporation for Public Broadcasting|
|Producers||:||Stephen Stept, Leslie D. Farrell, Jon Else, Henry Hampton, Alison Bassett, Terry Kay Rockefeller, Michael Dick|
|Writers||:||Jon Else, Steve Fayer|
Just before the advent of the Great Depression, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His offer of high wages in exchange for hard work attracted workers to Detroit, but it began to come apart when Ford hired a private police force to speed up production and spy on employees. After the depression hit in 1929, these workers faced a new, grim reality as unemployment skyrocketed.